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PY4112 - Ethics for Research and Professional and Evidence Based Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Psychology as a discipline and a profession is firmly founded upon the model of the scientist/practitioner. In this subject, students will explore the principles that underpin Evidence-Based Practice in the profession and how this translates to professional practice. Key considerations include the role of ethical behaviour, codes of ethics and competencies, and the social, historical, professional and cultural factors that influence the science and practice of psychology with people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply the principles of evidence-based practice to contemporary issues in psychology and psychological practice;
  • develop and appraise a learning portfolio to summarize key strengths in response to career opportunities;
  • apply the APS Code of Ethics and APS Ethical Guidelines to professional psychological practice.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Case report 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in all workshop classes; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.

Prerequisites: Must complete 72 credit points of level 1, 2, and 3 subjects from an undergraduate Psychology course, and be accepted into the 4th year psychology stream before enrolling in any level 4 PY subjects.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Carolyn Timms
Lecturers: Dr Carolyn Timms, Dr Beryl Buckby, Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd, Mrs Davinder Gill.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Carolyn Timms
Lecturers: Dr Carolyn Timms, Dr Beryl Buckby, Assoc. Professor Garry Kidd, Mrs Davinder Gill.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
Census Date 08-Apr-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 05-Aug-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 02-Dec-2021
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.